There’s nothing more satisfying than dinner and a movie. Do you know something that’s better though? Now there’s an entire festival based around just that! Feast Food + Film is a great way to sample some of the best cuisine Victoria BC has to offer while also enjoying a film as you eat.
Start off the first course with Floyd’s Diner at The Vic Theatre on June 15 where you can try their twist on classic Creole food, with a creative take on brunch hors d’oeuvres and their popular, famous mimosa. You can also discover Ella Brennan, the driving force of New Orleans’s revolutionized Creole cuisine.
The second ‘course’ on June 16 serves up grainy treats from Mother Nature’s Market and Deli with the film “SEED: The Untold Story”. You will also have the chance to win some great prizes! “SEED” is a documentary that focuses on how centuries-old grains are under threat of what corporations call “progress” and what can be done to preserve and save seed diversity. Also included in the second course is feature a California-inspired treat by Toque Catering paired with a guided wine tasting and demonstration by Toque’s chef and owner Nicholas Waters. The film “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” will show you the complex story of Jeremiah Tower who created the cult of the celebrity chef and shaped new American cuisine.
On June 17 The festival’s third ‘course’ explores the growing trend of sherry tasting while also celebrating the art of the flamenco dance. A live dance performance will be held by guitarist Gareth Owen and dancer Denise Yeo from the Alma de Espana Flamenco Dance Company. The paired film “Deconstructing Dani Garcia” is about the chef with two Michelin stars whose restaurant is shut down and he must re-invent himself. It will be preceded by a short film called “Knowledge – Eat” where chef Ferran Adrià faces the ultimate challenge: creating dishes without cooking. Later on during the third course you will have the chance to sample Golden City’s famous chili and peppered calamari and dry garlic spareribs in a plate of Chinese treats along with Canadian Baijiu spirit by Dragon Mist Distillery. A traditional Chinese dance will be performed by gold medal winner Jenny Yu from the Ocean Rain Arts Academy. The film of the evening will be “Cook Up a Storm”, about the most fierce cooking competition where rivals come together to defeat a common foe. The most amazing knife skills will be captured on film.
Cap off the festival with “This is Spinal Tap” on June 17 at Philips Backyard! The cuisine of the evening will be a “green goo surprise” with some beer. Join Philips Brewery for a laugh and a bite to eat while watching the cult film: a mockumentary about the 1982 about the US tour concert by the fictional British band Spinal Tap as they promote their new album Smell the Glove.
Tickets are available for each course at the official website and more details on the cuisine can be found there!
Event Name: Feast Food + Film
Date: Thursday, June 15 to Saturday, June 17, 2017
Location: Various venues, Victoria
Contact: Victoria Film Festival
Official website: http://feastfoodfilm.ca/